Media Watch

  • Riyadh summit reveals clear change in US ploy
    04:40 pm Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    The visit of United States President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia was the topic that dominated headlines in the region’s newspapers
  • Decoding the impact of the New Silk Road
    May 22, 2017 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    The grand unveiling of the new Silk Road under China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) project was the subject of much media scrutiny last week
  • ‘Palestinian dreams have been shattered’
    May 17, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    The 69th anniversary of Nakba (the catastrophe) and Iran’s role in the region’s security issues were the two topics that dominated the headlines in the editorials of newspapers across the region
  • ‘Abbas has to pin hopes on Trump’s words’
    May 10, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    The outcomes of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was the topic that dominated headlines in the region’s newspapers
  • A decisive welcome for Macron across the world
    May 08, 2017 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    The resounding victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election set off a flurry of editorials across the world.
  • Pope’s meeting Al Tayeb a defining moment
    May 03, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    The meeting held in Cairo between Pope Francis and Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Dr Ahmad Mohammad Al Tayeb, was the topic that dominated the headlines in newspapers across the region
  • Palestinian people’s national struggle
    Apr 26, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    The hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails was the topic that featured prominently in newspaper editorials across the region
  • Scientists march around the world to get heard
    Apr 24, 2017 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    World media discuss the political subtext underlining the protests across the globe
  • Turkish vote hogs limelight for wrong reasons
    Apr 19, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    Arab media split on what the vote means for democracy in the regional power
  • US-North Korea tension rattles the world
    Apr 17, 2017 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    World media weighs on tense stand-off between the world superpower and the rogue state
  • Egypt church attacks, US missile strike in focus
    Apr 12, 2017 Compiled by Khitam Al Amir, Senior Translator
    Media says terrorists’ move to target places of worship part of a strategy to create deep divisions between Muslims and Christians
  • US enters the Syrian war with a big bang
    Apr 10, 2017 Compiled by Sadiq Shaban, Deputy Opinion Editor
    World media waits to see how Trump will tackle Syria’s cauldron of complexity and misery
  • Israel’s new colony plans draw condemnation
    Apr 05, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    Arab media say occupation undermines prospects of the two-state solution
  • Brexit proceedings take centre-stage
    Apr 03, 2017 Compiled by Sadiq Shaban, Deputy Opinion editor
    Divorce from EU begins as May triggers Article 50
  • ‘Displaced Iraqi civilians pay the price twice’
    Mar 29, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    Expectations for the Arab Summit in Jordan and civilian casualties in the battle of Mosul were the two topics that captured the attention of newspapers in the region
  • Duterte’s war on drugs draws fire
    Mar 27, 2017 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    Philippine president’s controversial campaign under scrutiny